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Old September 20, 2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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I am not a cowboy action shooter although I do consider myself a bit of a cowboy. I am fixing to get a Henry Big Boy in .44 and I am planning on putting a large loop lever on it to fit my rather huge hands, and just out of curiosity was wondering if that the large loop was SASS approved. I do not plan on shooting in competitions with this gun so it does not really matter I am just curious.
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Old September 20, 2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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From the SASS Firearms Covenants in the Shooter's Manual:

“'John Wayne' style levers may be substituted on rifles for the standard factory lever."

Although the Henry Big Boy is not a replica of anything manufactured in the 19th Century, the SASS rules contain a specific provision allowing its use (except in the Classic Cowboy category).

So, you COULD use a big looped Henry Big Boy in a SASS match (assuming of course that you were not shooting in Classic Cowboy). The large lever, however, would be a competitive disadvantage. All that extra room space in the lever would make it slower to operate.

Still having the fastest time is not the only measure of how much fun you have shooting in a cowboy match.
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Old September 20, 2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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What Crunchy Frog said +1

And, The Big Boy isn't known to be fast & smooth
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Old September 21, 2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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It is SASS legal.
I doubt it is NCOWS legal.
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